Figure Painting From Life – The Art Students League

Figure Painting From Life

Michelle Doll

Michelle Doll

Workshop Description

APRIL 4 – 5
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Fee: $350
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

During this 2-day workshop, the student will study basic and advanced techniques of painting the figure from life. You will learn a step-by-step method of oil painting, beginning with a painted sketch, then a direct method of painting and mixing color to create a realistic figure painting.We will discuss elements in creating a strong visual narrative through compositional design, cropping, lighting and perspective.I will show you an organized method of mixing a color palette, and various painting processes to en-courage spontaneity while creating a visual narrative. The student will gain a clear understanding of color and tonal relationships while strengthening realistic figure proportions and anatomy. The goal is to create a painting that carries meaning and artistry while studying the figure from life.

About the Instructor

MICHELLE DOLL’S paintings capture quiet, intimate moments hinged on personal connections between her subjects. Her paintings are imbued with femininity and introspection, and explore the themes of love, desire and connection. She was born in Canton, Ohio and received her BFA from Kent State University and her MFA from the New York Academy of Art. She was awarded the Prince of Wales / Forbes Foundation Travel Grant in 2006, received an Artist in Residence at Eden Rock on St. Barths (French West Indies) in 2008, The Bennett Prize Honorable Mention in 2018 and received a 2019 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Doll’s paintings have been exhibited in the US and internationally in cities such as New York, San Francisco, London and Basel, Switzerland. Michelle Doll lives and works in Hoboken, NJ. Doll is represented by Lyons Wier Gallery in NYC, Galleri Ramfjord in Oslo, Norway, and Albemarle Gallery in London, UK.

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